Fake CIT guards seize cash

Alberton – A group of men who allegedly posed as Fidelity cash-in-transit guards escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash and valuables from Pick’ n Pay store at the New Redruth Village Shopping Centre in Alberton, Gauteng on Sunday.

  A Fidelity Cash Solutions worker who would not be named said they could not comment on the incident as the footage did not clearly identify the suspects as wearing the company’s uniforms.

  “They are not Fidelity guards; and there is no indication that they are from a specific company, and therefore we cannot comment. It can be anybody, we tried to enlarge the footage yesterday and we still could not see whose uniform that is, and we don’t know who it belongs to,” she said.

   Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said police have opened a case of theft under false pretences, and are searching for the suspects. “It is alleged that two suspects entered the shop dressed in Fidelity guard uniforms, pretending to be cash collectors,” Masondo said. “The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and used a VW Combi as a getaway car,” he said.

  Masondo appealed to anyone with information to help in the investigation by contacting their nearest police station or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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